Aaron Finch musing on Australia’s 2023 World Cup squad: The Australian captain is giving thoughts to the next ODI World Cup.
Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch appears to have not entirely distanced himself from the sport despite not playing any competitive match for a few months now due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Finch, who led Australia against New Zealand behind closed doors at the SCG in March, recently opened up on musing on Australia’s squad for the upcoming world events especially the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.
“I’m a cricket nuffy so you are always thinking about it, especially being captain and with what’s coming up with the T20 World Cup, whenever that might be, and there’s a couple of them and looking forward to the 2023 50-over World Cup in India.
“We are just in the processing of nutting out how we go about winning that, what we’ll need to do down the track to be successful in those three tournaments,” Finch was quoted as saying by SEN Radio.
Aaron Finch musing on Australia’s 2023 World Cup squad
On their last tour of India earlier this year, Australia had fielded two spinners in Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar. Considering the conditions in India, Finch seems to going ahead with a similar ploy.
“In the 50-over space it’s about working back from that 2023 World Cup and really getting a detailed plan of how we think we’ll have to win it, what’s the structure of the side we’ll need in India. Is it going to be two spinners, is it going to be an extra all-rounder, and kind of work back from there,” Finch said.
With the World Cup less than three years away from now, teams have enough time to build on their squads. However, they wouldn’t want to delay things from hereon especially after knowing that the next few months might also deny them from playing international cricket.
“[We need to] nut out what resources we’ll need in terms of players. If there’s someone new we identify who could perhaps have a big impact, how many games can we get into them over the next two and a half years to make sure they have enough experience so in a high-pressure semi-final you aren’t going in hoping they’ll do well, you know they have the form and enough experience behind them to make sure they are comfortable with international level,” Finch added.
Australia, who finished as the semi-finalists in last year’s World Cup, were ruled out of the quarter-final stage during their last World Cup in India in 2011. In the 17 ODIs that Finch has played in India, the 33-year old has scored 759 runs at an average of 47.43 and a strike rate of 87.84 including two centuries and four half-centuries.